Guns N' Roses, Beastie Boys, Red Hot Chili Peppers to Join Rock Hall of Fame

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees for 2012 were announced this morning:

The times they have a-changed. For arguably the first time, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony won't be synonymous with classic rock radio and dad's record collection: Guns N' Roses, the Red Hot Chili Peppers, and the Beastie Boys have all been voted into the Cleveland shrine.

The Class of 2012 will also include psychedelic rocker/Beatles drug buddy Donovan, the Steve Marriot-led Small Faces and their Rod Stewart-fronted offshoot Faces, singer-songwriter Laura Nyro, famed TV presenter/music publisher Don Kirshner, and producers Glyn Johns (Ryan Adams' Ashes & Fire, among other more classic albums), Tom Dowd (Eat a Peach), and Cosimo Matassa.

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